IIBI has a Board of Trustees | Directors, with an Honorary Vice Chairman and Executive Director General who are assisted by four Advisory Groups whom the Institute can approach for guidance on particular aspects of the expertise of the members. The position of Chairman is presently vacant and was previous held by the founder, late Mr Muazzam Ali, who passed away in May, 2005.

The Director General is charged with governance of the Institute and ensuring the effective management of its property and affairs to enable the effective implementation of the strategic plans and the Institute mission statement and charitable objects.

The Institute has four advisory groups whose members bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the Board Members and the Dirctor General, to lend much needed support to IIBI’s strategic planning, initiatives and fund raising effort.


Asefa Qayyum
Former Welfare Adviser and Counsellor at Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture (now Freedom from Torture)

Mohammad Ali Qayyum
Director General, IIBI, former International Banker

Farida Rahman 
Event & Administration Coordinator, IIBI, former banker


Chairman: (position presently vacant)

Vice Chairman: (position presently vacant)

Director General: Mohammad A Qayyum

The Director General is assisted various staff and tutors for the delivery of the Institute’s programmes and services. 


Professor (Retired) Rodney Wilson (Chairman)
Professor (Retired) in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University UK, Member of Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance

Established the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at University of Durham – UK. Former Visiting Professor at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universities of Kuwait, Paris X (University) and International University of Japan.  

Dr M. Fahim Khan
Former Head, Training Division, Islamic Research and Training Institute, 
Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Prof. M Iqbal Asaria, CBE
Consultant and teaches courses in Islamic Finance, Banking and Insurance at several leading Universities (UK) including Business Schools.


Mr Omar Ali ( Chairman) 
Consultant and Former Chief Executive DMI Group,
Geneva, Switzerland

Mrs Stella Cox
Managing Director, DDCAP Limited UK.
DDCAP provides intermediary services to both conventional and Islamic financial markets. The company holds a unique market position as facilitator across a diverse range of Sharia’a compliant products, asset classes and instruments in both the primary and secondary markets.

Mr Iqbal Khan
Chief Executive Officer, Fajr Holdings, UAE-UK
Former founding CEO, HSBC Amanah,
Former Advisor to the Chairman HSBC Holdings, UK

Warren Edwardes
CEO, Delphi Risk Management, UK.
London-based financial product creativity, communication & control consultancy. He is author of ‘Key financial instruments: understanding and innovating in the world of derivatives’.


Mr Ajmal Bhatty (Chairman)
Managing Director
Tokio Marine, UAE – Saudi Arabia
Former Global Head of Takaful for HSBC Amanah, UAE

Prof. M Iqbal Asaria, CBE
Consultant and teaches courses in Islamic Finance, Banking and Insurance at several leading Universities (UK) including Business Schools. He is amongst the promominent thought leaders in the Takaful Industry.


Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani ( Chairman).
Considered an authority in Islamic jurisprudence.
Former Judge (Chief Justice) Shariat Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Advisor to several international Islamic financial institutions and played a key part in the move toward interest free banking and the establishment of Islamic financial institutions. Chairman, Shari’ah Board, AAOIFI, Bahrain. Vice Chairman, International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mr Sheikh Yusuf Talal De Lorenzo
A well-known and respected Shari’ah advisor and Islamic scholar advising a number of Islamic Institutions including Dow Jones Islamic Index – USA

Dr Muhammad Imran Usmani 
Shari’ah scholar of various Islamic financial Institutions. He is Shari’ah Advisor and Group Head of the Product Development & Shari’ah Compliance Department (PDSC) at Meezan Bank, is responsible for R&D of Islamic banking products, advisory for Shari’ah-compliant banking and supervision of Shari’ah Audit & Compliance. He is also advised a number of other Islamic financial institutions.

Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatullah
A prominent UK based Shari’ah advisor with a strong background in economics and finance. He is a member of the Shari’ah Supervisory Committees of several Islamic financial institutions including United National Bank, Alburaq of Arab Banking Corporation London and Lloyds TSB.

He is one of the Shari’ah Judges at the Islamic Shari’ah Council, Mufti Barkatulla also has a wide experience of dealing with socio-cultural issues affecting Muslims living in the UK.